Exploring the depths of the Galapagos Islands

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 10, 2017

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There are approximately 350 seamounts in the archipelago that maintain an almost pristine state of conservation and thanks to the project "Seamounts of the Galapagos Marine Reserve" are now being studied. Expeditions have been carried out to explore these sites, and depth samples of possible new species for the Galapagos have been collected which are being analyzed by experts.

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“Protect the Fins” Campaign and its Impact on the Community

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 08, 2017

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The “Protect the Fins and the Ocean Wins” campaign comes to an end. We shared the results of its impact with the groups with whom we worked: We reached 1441 local children, held events for the community, field trips, a dance performance, and an analysis of the perceptions of sharks from before and after the campaign. Learn more about our activities and results.

 

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Re-sightings of captive-bred Mangrove Finch

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 07, 2017

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Positive results have been obtained from the Mangrove Finch Project with the re-sighting of captive-bred finches released since 2014 when the project began. So far, 36 finches have been successfully released to the mangrove forests of Isabela where the only population of this species is found. Soon we will have more information about the project since the breeding season is about to start. If you would like to support this project directly, please donate here: https://mf2016.kimbia.com/mangrovefinch

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Monitoring Penguins and Cormorants in the West of the Galapagos

Posted by Daniela Vilema on Feb 03, 2017

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During the last penguins and cormorants monitoring activity of 2016, we crossed the west of the archipelago to tag and estimate the number of individuals that exist in the area. These species are vulnerable to natural impacts such as climate change and human impacts as introduced species so their monitoring is key for their conservation.

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Don Jacinto Gordillo and the Charles Darwin Foundation

Posted by Liza Díaz Lalova on Nov 17, 2016

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We regret to inform that the early morning of October 25th, 2016 in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in San Cristobal Island, we lost a very dear friend and ex colleague of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Jacinto Gordillo.

Everyone who had the honor to meet Don Jacinto know and feel closely the quality of person he was. His legacy to the Galapagos society, global and local science is huge. A tireless man, patient and wise will always be remembered.

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